History of Numerology

In Mathematics, refers to measurement and form
In Numerology, refers primarily to meaning and content

The study of Numerology dates back to 500 B.C. and the great mathematician, scientist and philosopher, Pythagoras (commonly known as “the father of modern mathematics”).  He was regarded by the Greeks as an oracle of truth, credited by Plato as the source of Greek philosophy and Greek civilization.  In the course of his inspired life, Pythagoras demonstrated how each of the primary numbers (1-9) represented an aspect of universal energy, or what he termed, Universal Law.

He saw that numbers transcend the function of mere measurement, and considered them the original “articles” of creation, the primary conceptual tools of consciousness.  He considered numbers to be the rational link between consciousness and matter, the connecting conceptual bridge between body and spirit, physics and metaphysics.  Through numbers, he was able to understand, and precisely articulate, the conceptual framework of the universe.  Unquestionably, a language of number was present, operating everywhere, within everything, simultaneously. 
Pythagoras spent the greater part of his life researching, developing, and teaching the subject of Numerology.  He confirmed a direct relationship between the numbers in the date of birth and the living experiences of human individuals; a direct hook-up between numbers and human psychology.  Perhaps even more startling, he proved a relationship between numbers and the letters of the alphabet, and sought in various ways to demonstrate how the numbers within a given name precisely coincided with the various types of energies and qualities that were apparent in human behavior.  After many years and countless experiments, a “Mathematics of the Soul” was clearly shown to exist, demonstrated by an application of simple formulas to an individual’s given name and date of birth. 

Pythagoras was fortunate to have lived at a time when there were few distractions from the activity of pure thought.  There were no radios, no newscasts, no bookstores.  There was very little formalized knowledge, no academia, no cacophony of opinions.  Everything seemed brand new, and everything had the impact of original thought and revelation.  His world was not divided into respectable and unacceptable subjects.  His mind was simply open, and the whole universe was fair game.  Thinking was like a drug, his ultimate form of entertainment.  His genius became legendary in his own time.  Pilgrims came to him from all corners of the earth, often traveling hundreds of arduous miles by horse or mule. His countenance was like a magnet, a powerful emanation of true understanding, which attracted innumerable students to his home in Corona, Italy.  He was called by many “A Son of God”.  He spent the last forty years of his long life researching, developing, and teaching the subject of Numerology.